People, Not Just Statistics
In Their Own Words
While statistics surrounding diabetes, non-healing wounds, peripheral arterial disease and amputation are alarming, it’s people whose stories and voices must be heard. While every story is different, the challenges each person faces are often very similar. The voices must not remain silent if change for the better is to happen. Here are some stories of people whose lives have been positively impacted by The Save A Leg, Save A Life Foundation.
AWARENESS IS THE KEY TO SAVING LIVES
The White Sock Campaign was created by the Save A Leg, Save A Life (SALSAL) Foundation to help raise awareness of PAD, diabetes, and the prevention of amputation. The SALSAL has developed a pin with a sock on just one end of the ribbon. This is to promote solidarity with our amputees. It also signifies the many wound care patients that often can wear only one shoe, while the foot may be wrapped with a dressing. Many times, a sock is the only outer garment that will fit over the bulky dressings.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
WHO WE ARE
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We will accomplish these goals by using advanced evidence-based methods, by educating health care practitioners and patients, through community outreach, philanthropy and patient advocacy.